Out of the more than 3,000 Ford retailers in the U.S., Ford chose to honor Bert Boeckmann, Chairman and CEO of Galpin Motors, as its first recipient, recognizing his lifetime achievement and inspirational leadership.
Galpin Motors, the world’s largest volume Ford dealer for an unprecedented 27 consecutive years, and Boeckmann, who has led the dealership for more than 50 years, exemplify all that this award embodies. As the first-ever recipient, Boeckmann was honored at a luncheon by Ford executives for his exemplary work in the automotive retail industry. Additionally, Galpin Ford was given a Top 100 Dealer Award, and Galpin Lincoln was presented with a Top 20 Dealer Award.
Galpin Motors celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016.